Cole, Susan Letzler 1940-

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COLE, Susan Letzler 1940-

PERSONAL: Born June 4, 1940, in Washington, DC; daughter of Alfred (an attorney) and Alice (a teacher and volunteer; maiden name, Parson) Letzler; married David Cole (a playwright), June 28, 1969. Education: Duke University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1962; Harvard University, M.A., 1963, Ph.D., 1968. Hobbies and other interests: Theater, music, travel.

ADDRESSES: Home—137 Cottage St., Apt. E6, New Haven, CT 06511-2457. Office—Department of English, 318 Aquinas Hall, Albertus Magnus College, 700 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511-2457; fax: 203-773-3117.

CAREER: Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, assistant professor of English, 1968-69; Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, lecturer in English, 1969; Yale University, New Haven, CT, tutor in English, 1969-70; Quinnipiac College, New Haven, CT, assistant professor of English, 1970-71; Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT, assistant professor, 1971-76, associate professor and department head, 1977-83, professor of English and academic director of concentration in creative writing and drama concentration in English, 1983—, dramaturg for college plays, 1988—. University of Virginia, Northern Virginia Center, instructor, summers, 1964, 1966; Yale University, visiting fellow, 1978-79, 1980-81.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, Shakespeare Association of America, American Association of University Professors, New York Shakespeare Society, Columbia University Seminar in Shakespeare.

AWARDS, HONORS: Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1962-63.


The Absent One: Mourning Ritual, Tragedy, and the Performance of Ambivalence, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA), 1985.

Directors in Rehearsal: A Hidden World, Routledge (New York, NY), 1992.

Playwrights in Rehearsal: The Seduction of Company, Routledge (New York, NY), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 1998; The Theater of Maria Irene Fornes, edited by Marc Robinson, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1999; and Conducting a Life: Reflections on the Theatre of Maria Irene Fornes, Kraus & Smith, (Lyme, NH), 1999. Contributor to journals, including Signs.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Missing Alice: In Search of a Mother's Voice, an "experimental memoir."

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